Rhyncospora Alba Vahl, p. 177




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46. Rhyncospora Alba Vahl.

Syn. Schoenus albus, Linnaeus.

Leaves almost bristle-form; spikes several, whitish, corymbed-clustered, lanceolate; achenium smooth, lenticular, ovoid, narrowed at the base, shorter than the bristles,-a little longer than the beak-like, slender tubercle; bristles 9 to 11 denticulate; stamens usually two. Culms 12 to 20 inches high, slender. Flowers in July.

Bogs &c swamps. Ohio & Michigan. Extends to the southern states, and east to N. England.

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